Arete, Sport and Society, American Sport History, Baseball, MLB, Jackie Robinson, Eddie Robinson, Grambling University, Football Coaches, NCAA, Racism, Role models
Racism; Role models; Robinson, Jackie, 1919-1972; Major League Baseball (Organization); Grambling State University; Robinson, Eddie; National Collegiate Athletic Association; Football coaches
This weekend marks the Sixtieth Anniversary of Jackie Robinson's first appearance in major league baseball. It comes at the end of a week in which another Robinson is being mourned across the nation. The tale of the two Robinsons, Jackie and Eddie, is a tale of courage and struggle and the story of how race shapes lives and society in America. It is also a story of gain and loss across the two Americas.
Sport and Society for Arete
College of Arts and Humanities
Crepeau, Richard C., "Jackie and Eddie Robinson" (2007). On Sport and Society. 762.